Art’s Cafe


Apologies for the Leeds-centric posts at the moment, but I’m not doing that much intercity travelling at the moment. But what I am doing is getting out and about in our lovely city at the moment…

Friday was a lunch with my good friend Andrew whom you might have heard on BBC Radio Leeds on the breakfast show. We were having a cheeky Friday social and a good old fashioned gossip about all sorts and Art’s cafe provided the perfect backdrop for our natterings.

It’s been quite some time since we’d both been there and we were very pleasantly surprised that the standards not only were up to our previous experience, but probably improved too, so all good!

We decided to order the early bird (two courses for £12.50) and excellent value it proved. We both went for the black pudding/belly pork combo for starter (always a winner) and I had tarragon chicken and Andrew went for the great-looking risotto. Washed down a very sensible bottle of Malbec, this was informal lunching of the best kind.

It was great to see Art’s packed out for the 2 hours we were there (who said long lunches were a thing of the past?) and on this experience, I can see why it was so busy. Art’s has been on the scene for so long it’s very easy to overlook it’s relaxed charm – it’s definitely back on my radar and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a chilled out lunch or dinner in relaxed surroundings where you can pretty much guarantee a winner.

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